Migration in Harmony Webinar: Cultural Heritage, Climate Science, and Policy

Speaker: Dr. Marcy Rockman, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 7 October 2020

Where: Online: 10:00 am -1:00 pm AKDT, 2:00-5:00 pm EDT

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Explore how we can learn from past human-environment relationships through the archeology of migration to inform climate policy today.

From the hunter-gatherer populations who traversed across Siberia and into Beringia during the Late Pleistocene period to the 21st century Sami reindeer herders across Sápmi in Northern Europe, the Arctic has been on the move for millennia. And yet, the accelerated pace of ecological, societal, and climate changes today are introducing a new normal for the Arctic with changing migrations, cultural heritage at risk, and urgency for climate policy.

This webinar will provide an overview of current connections between cultural heritage and climate change science and policy. Presented by Marcy Rockman, PhD, you will learn where there are gaps between climate change and cultural heritage, and where there exists great opportunity. Together, we'll explore how we learn (or not) from the past and how we learn (or not) our environments. The archaeology of migration and human encounters with new or unfamiliar environments are essential parts of this area.

Marcy Rockman PhD is an archaeologist-geologist by training. From 2011-2018 she served with the U.S. National Park Service as Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources. She now works with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on projects to better integrate cultural heritage into international climate response, such as reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and with the nonprofit organization Co-Equal to help provide climate research to the U.S. Congress.

Migration In Harmony is an international, cross-disciplinary network of Arctic migration researchers funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more and sign up here.

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